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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It’s That Time of Year

posted by on November 5 at 15:13 PM


We are now accepting donations for Strangercrombie, our annual fundraiser for charity. This year we’re raising money for Treehouse. Treehouse helps over 5,500 foster kids a year with clothing, school supplies, tutoring and other critical services.

Each year Seattle businesses generously donate their finest goods and services to our holiday auction—last year we raised more than 60,000 dollars for charity. We’re also asking you for your help, to make Strangercrombie an even bigger success.

We need your donations!

Here are the kind of things we’re looking for:

Fabulous vacation packages.
Rare orchids.
Those vintage LPs you’ve finally decided to give up.

Here’s what we don’t want: Junk. No, we don’t want your bodily-fluid-crusted couch or the musty bag of ugly polo shirts you were going to dump at Goodwill. We want your best goods and services, because it’s for charity and because we’re serious about this.

If you have something to give, send us an email:

And if you’re a business that would like to donate, feel free to let us know, too.

Strangercrombie. Once a year, we do something good.

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Someone can have sex with me. I mean, that never costs money and it isn't exactly hard, but I'd be willing to bone a chick for charity.

Posted by someone | November 5, 2008 3:23 PM

@1 "and it isn't exactly hard"

That's what she said.

Posted by N | November 5, 2008 3:41 PM

I'd like to donate a gift card to Caffe Vita.

Posted by brendan kiley has sandy vagina | November 5, 2008 3:45 PM

"Get flamed by elenchos on the Slog?"

"A whole year of not getting flamed by elenchos on the Slog?" Well, not a whole year. A month. Maybe a month and a half.

Posted by elenchos | November 5, 2008 3:46 PM

HA! I never received my winning auction from last year, even though I showed up to pick it up a couple of times, and also had several Stranger staff members attempt to acquire it for me as well (all of whom have moved on to greener pastures-does that mean anything?). I mean, the money still went to charity, but damn! I won that auction fair and square!

Oh well. I just hope that people aren't feeling the financial crunch this season to the point where they don't bid.

Posted by louley | November 5, 2008 3:48 PM

@3, Oh, poe!

Posted by adrian! | November 5, 2008 3:48 PM

mr. poe will troll your chosen right wing batshit crazy blog and stir up trouble. or he will come to your place and insult you for an hour. SOMEBODY needs this out there.

i would gladly pay $500 for a dinner date with Brendan Kiley, hint, hint.

Posted by scary tyler moore | November 5, 2008 4:28 PM

@5: If you didn't get something you bought at the auction, please email me and let me know what it was, and what went down. We've never had a complaint, and no one staff knows what you're talking about.

I think your comment is malicious BS, frankly, with its insinuation that folks involved with trying to get you your mysterious auction package all having "moved on"—or were they muuuuurdered?—and your suggestion that folks won't or shouldn't bid this year, based on the economy and your bad—and extremely vague—experience.

Thank you for playing Slog.

Posted by Dan Savage | November 5, 2008 4:37 PM

I'll bid $500 for sex with Poe, but only if he insults me the the whole time

Posted by Julie Russell | November 5, 2008 4:45 PM

I'll fuck any chick as long as there's a giant cock in my mouth.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 5, 2008 4:54 PM

I could wear a strap on...or bring my husband...he's really hot

Posted by Julie Russell | November 5, 2008 4:57 PM

Your husband will work. Stats? Pics?

Strap-on does nothing for me. I like the real stuff.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 5, 2008 4:59 PM

He's hot...Blond hair blue eyes, soccer player build (shorter/muscular) but not meat-head muscular/boy-ish looking, great ass, super stylish... all around yummy.

Posted by Julie Russell | November 5, 2008 5:03 PM

Boy-ish looking is a big turn-off. So is blonde hair.

Boy-ish only works for me if the hair is gray.

I'll need a picture, but the answer is already no. You'll have to find someone else.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 5, 2008 5:33 PM

Wait, isn't Julie Russell the pit bull lady? What if she brings her dog instead?

Posted by Fnarf | November 5, 2008 6:00 PM

Well, it depends. Is the dog GGG?

Posted by sachi wilson | November 5, 2008 6:17 PM

I won't sleep with a pit bull, but if she has any other fury creatures, they will have to be GGG. I like to piss on things.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 5, 2008 6:23 PM

Oh dear.... This is a charity thing?

I'll host a champagne fountain party. (I own one, you know.) No more than six people, and they have to like dogs. And it has to end early, because I'm not young.

For extra money, I can provide a wavy-haired fruity type to play the piano. But don't get any ideas - he's straight. (I know. I've tried.)

He knows six songs, and doesn't take requests.

Let me know if anyone is interested.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | November 5, 2008 7:22 PM

Could we have models this year who don't look like they just shot up, please?

Posted by Bauhaus | November 5, 2008 10:02 PM

I never recieved my auction prize either. I am still emailing back and forth with them for last year's prize to very little avail. Several people have gotten involved and I might actually get my prize in the next couple weeks. After almost a year. Just in time for the next auction to start. Lame.

Posted by What EV | November 6, 2008 10:57 AM

@ 8) Check you email, Dan.

And don't forget!

Stay classy, The Stranger!

Posted by louley | November 6, 2008 1:53 PM

Wow, so let me get this straight. Someone says that it's been over a year since they got their prize (which is fucked, for the record), and then proceeds to wish the next auction well in the midst of a recession.... and Dan Savage himself comes on to rip that person a new one.

Man. You guys swung from the election goodwill back to your regular douchery pretty quick. I guess I should be impressed.

Posted by kasa | November 6, 2008 2:47 PM

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